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Political Calendar Highlights

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Idaho Chamber Alliance Chamber Days at the Legislature
When: Monday, Jan 22 to Tuesday, Jan 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Grove Hotel, 245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 
Speaker topics will include career technical education, tourism/recreation, as well as the usual updates on leglisative issues. More info including schedule and registation here.

Kootenai County Republican Party Meeting                  
When: Tuesday, Jan 23, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kootnai County Administration Building, 451 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID
More info.

Northwest Fest Salmon Feast Fundraiser
When: Friday, Jan 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Lodge Ballroom, 209 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Northwest Fest Salmon Feast is a Family Promise of North Idaho Benefit. FPNI provides shelter, meals, and counseling to families dealing with homelessness. This critical local program relies on financial contributions to make this work possible. The benefit dinner and silent auction will help to raise these needed funds. More info and tickets here.

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Idaho Headlines

Idaho’s PERSI the ‘envy’ of most other state pension plans (Spokesman-Review)

Hemming, hawing, and truck registration fees (Spokesman-Review)

She went to the hospital for mental illness. She ended up charged with 2 felonies. (Idaho Statesman)

GOP candidates for governor share visions for state, Magic Valley at Twin Falls forum (Times-News)

Survey shows Magic Valley residents favor grocery tax cuts, feel public schools could improve (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: Still waiting on Ahlquist to explain his slogan (Lewiston Tribune)

Democrat Balukoff optimistic about chances (Lewiston Tribune)

Trump Administration Moves To Delist Canada Lynx In Idaho, Other Northern States (Boise State Public Radio)

Draft Bill Would Drop Idaho Faith Healing Protections (Boise State Public Radio)

GOP front-runners gather in Blaine County for candidates forum (Mountain Express)

Balukoff criticizes GOP leadership in campaign for governor (Mountain Express)

Mormons, Protestants give Trump highest approval ratings (State Journal)

Amid pushback, Darigold granted tax break (Press-Tribune)

One gov candidate supports Otter’s overall approach, others offer alternative paths (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Idaho ag department seeks eight new positions in its budget (Capital Press)

Idaho Legislature has full slate of ag bills (Capital Press)

Lawmakers kill bill aimed to clear up evaluations confusion (Idaho Education News)

State Board signs off on Otter's higher ed 'CEO' proposal (Idaho Education News)

IDP data director resigns after domestic battery charge (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines